The collection contains materials related to Pepperdine's involvement in the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles. Items include
a newsletter, newspaper clippings, invitations, photographs, Pepperdine Olympic letterhead, other ephemera, and a 1984 Olympic
torch. Also included are materials from the 1982 United States Olympic Academy VI, a conference held at Pepperdine to study
the Olympic games.
The 1984 Summer Olympics were hosted in Los Angeles, with many events held at existing facilities around the Los Angeles area
to cut costs. Water polo matches were hosted at Pepperdine University’s Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool. President Howard A.
White was instrumental in bringing the Olympics to Pepperdine -- he also hosted dinners and other events to support the Olympics
on campus. The Olympic torch relay passed through Malibu and a party was held in the middle of the night to welcome the torch.
Pepperdine University also hosted the United States Olympic Academy VI in June, 1982, which was a conference dedicated to
studying the Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement, and the concept of Olympism.
1.68 linear feet
(4 boxes plus 1 Olympic torch)
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